Wild Tales


Wild Tales

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Wickedly hilarious and delightfully deranged, Wild Tales is a subversive satire that doubles as a uniformly entertaining anthology film.



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Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control. (C) Sony Classics

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Critic Reviews for Wild Tales

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It's an explosively funny film, made with great energy.

May 21, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While the stories themselves are about the joys of losing control, their creator knows exactly what can be achieved with crafty pacing, masterly editing and a precisely controlled balance between the matter-of-fact and the shamelessly hysterical.

May 20, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

How to discuss this giddily inventive Argentinian feature without ruining its many surprises?

Mar 26, 2015 | Full Review…

A delicious chocolate box of nastiness.

Mar 26, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The funniest of the six stories is a brilliantly extended riot of absurdly brutal road rage.

Mar 24, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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Szifrón brings everything to the table here: anger, rage, betrayal, malice aforethought and panic. But he leavens this with humor, style, cleverness and wit.

Mar 19, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wild Tales


A hilarious satire that pokes fun at social classes, bureaucracy and the legal system with six wild stories in which the characters face extreme, absurd situations and are taken by insane impulses of violence and revenge in what seems like the best definition of catharsis.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Mild Tales. I was expecting an edge-of-the-seat stuff, but the movie failed to fulfill that expectation. It's quite mediocre and predictable for most of the part. The shock value, which I feel inevitable for such movie, was negligible. The twists are meaningless as they're pretty predictable to be a twist in its real sense, thereby adding to the dissatisfaction. But since the stories, excluding the last one, weren't a drag and overall it was about average (having okay performances, not extremely boring, etc.), I decided to give it such a fine rating.

familiar stranger
familiar stranger

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Wild Tales contends that human beings are merely separated by a thin line between societal norms and raging beasts. These six sagas of revenge highlight this fact. The most successful of which suffuse their bleak takes on life with comedy. Damián Szifrón writes and directs this glossy picture co-produced by Pedro Almodóvar. Stunning cinematography by Javier Juliá gives these dark comedies a picturesque quality that lightens the mood. A memorable score by Gustavo Santaolalla beautifully complements the production. Occasionally the tone gets nasty. There is a delicate balance between comedy and ugliness. It's the twisted humor that redeems these misanthropic sagas. More often than not, the strength of the composition outweighs the occasional lapse. I didn't expect the "Love Theme From Flashdance" to pop up in one segment but its playful moments like that which uplift a gloomy narrative. Those lighthearted touches keep these 6 unexpected tales of retribution consistently entertaining. fastfilmreviews.com

Mark Hobin
Mark Hobin

Super Reviewer

If Marco Ferreri, Dino Risi and Pedro Almodovar had a son, he would be an Argentinian named Damian Szifron. Each segment packs a sinister and hilarious punch and satirises social classes, justice, burocracy and marriage. Delightfully macabre.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

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